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Kim TallBear will speak on “Identity is a Poor Substitute For Relating: Genetics, Critical Polyamory, and Property.”

TallBear is Associate Professor, Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment.

She is building a research hub in Indigenous Science, Technology, and Society. TallBear is author of Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science (University of Minnesota Press, 2013). Her Indigenous STS work recently turned to also address decolonial and Indigenous sexualities.

She founded a University of Alberta arts-based research lab and co-produces the sexy storytelling show, Tipi Confessions, sparked by the popular Austin, Texas show, Bedpost Confessions. Building on lessons learned with geneticists about how race categories get settled, TallBear is working on a book that interrogates settler-colonial commitments to settlement in place, within disciplines, and within monogamous, state-sanctioned marriage. She is a citizen of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate in South Dakota.

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This is an Oxford Studies event presented by the Lyceum Committee as part of the lecture series “Toward a Social Justice Spring,” co-sponsored by Oxford’s WGSS program and Emory’s Studies in Sexualities program.

This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff at Emory University.

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